Dean's Message

Dean’s Welcome Message to College

I would like to extend a warm welcome from the College of Education and Human Development at BGSU. My name is Dawn Shinew and I am honored to be the dean for this prestigious College. There are many reasons to be proud of the faculty, staff and students this year. US News and World Report ranked our College as one of the nation’s best colleges for teacher education and a 2015 study by Payscale reported our teacher educators are paid higher average salaries than any other graduates in the state.

The sport management program is one of the largest and most diversified undergraduate programs in North America with a reputation for excellence. The apparel merchandise and product development program is ranked in the top 20 in the Midwest, and the top 75 nationally.  Finally, programs like physical education health education, intervention services and inclusive early childhood education offer students the opportunity to earn two licenses while pursuing a degree.

Our mission in the College of Education and Human Development is to aspire to be the premier learning community in Ohio, and one of the best in the nation. Through the interdependence of teaching, learning, scholarship and service, we will create an academic environment grounded in intellectual discovery and guided by rational discourse and civility.

We have more than 50 academic majors and nine minors. With this, we can truly have a serious impact on our nation’s future. Nelson Mandela stated: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world!”

Together we can create change through knowledge, education, dedication and hard work. I look forward to seeing you around campus and at our events. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow me on twitter at @DeanDawnShinew.

Respectfully, your Dean and Forever Falcon,

Dawn Shinew